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About the Area – Moore County


Welcome to Moore County, North Carolina.

Moore County, widely known as the “Home of American Golf” is located in the heart of the Sandhills region.  Less than one hour west of Fayetteville, it is only about one hour south of Raleigh-Durham and the Research Triangle Park.  A combination of prestige and isolation, Moore County offers historic elegance, rich tradition and modern convenience.

Formed in 1783 from Cumberland County, Moore County was named for Alfred Moore of Brunswick, a famous militia colonel in the American Revolution, and later a Judge of the Supreme Court of the United States. 

Moore County  is home to the Village of Pinehurst the world-renowned golf community that boasts eight golf courses, a spa, and the Four-Diamond Pinehurst Resort.  Pinehurst hosted the 1996, 2001 and 2007 Women’s U.S. Opens as well as the 1999 and 2005 Men's U.S. Open Championships.

Moore County also features historic homes and buildings, specialty boutiques and cafes coupled with a century-old train station in Southern Pines charming downtown area. 

The northwest area of Moore County is part of “Pottery Country” , a nationally recognized cluster of pottery artisans and their handcrafted wares.  The community of Cameron in Moore County is known as the antiques capital of the Sandhills.
Moore County also provides an easy 35-minute commute to Fort Bragg Army Bases main post area and Pope Air Force Base.

While keeping its small town feel, Moore County has a blossoming recreation and entertainment scene.  Residents enjoy tennis, bicycling, horseback riding, nature walks, scenic parks, concerts, theater, and fairs and festivals throughout the year.  


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